Craftsmen with simple hand tools manufacture weapons, from pistols to anti-aircraft firearms, for the Taliban. (VBS.TV)
PULITZER PRIZE WINNER. A comprehensive look at a young man's two-year journey from high school graduate to Army grunt stationed in Iraq. An 8-part video series.(Denver Post)
PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST: Sexual violence is the weapon of choice in this war-torn African nation. Who is helping the victims? (Washington Times)
PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST: At a highway crossroads in Missouri, desperate families are each crammed into a single room with all of their belongings. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Award-winning series depicts six stories of individuals' struggles and triumphs as they face life's transitions. (NYT)
Skin color is a non-issue for Abby Reinhardt, a little girl in Kentucky with an adopted sister and brother from Liberia.
A sexually abused boy and his mother recount the anguish they suffered at the hands of a trusted teacher when he was in kindergarten. (LAT)
Former nurse Spencer Sullivan copes with life after a tragic medical error left him a quadriplegic. (LAT)